Introduction to Twinmotion 2020: tips, tricks and tutorials
With Twinmotion 2020.1 now available, the software is fast becoming the visualization tool for professionals working in architecture, interior design, urban planning, and landscaping, for everything from designing residential properties to providing virtual reality tours of large-scale infrastructure projects. The latest release raises the bar for realism and includes new features for project presentation and review.
A big part of the Twinmotion’s success lies in its ease of use. Going from a CAD or BIM model to an interactive 3D experience is simple and straightforward in Twinmotion, without the need for long or complex processes. And in addition to a simple and intuitive interface that takes the pain out of learning, there are a variety of online learning resources available for users to get started with the tool. This article will explore some of them.
In the Unreal Online Learning library, an introductory Twinmotion course provides a complete overview of everything new users need to know to start using the tool. They will learn how to add life to their scenes using the built-in tools and resources, as well as how to generate layouts like images, panoramas, video, and virtual reality.
For those seeking to understand how the tool can speed up their archviz workflow, this architecture rapid visualization webinar explores the types of projects for which the software is most suitable and presents an in-depth dive into some of the features that will They will make the most of Twinmotion.
One click import of BIM and CAD assets
Assets can be imported from almost all 3D modeling solutions into Twinmotion. The tool supports 21 file formats, including FBX, C4D, OBJ, and SKP. Twinmotion also offers direct one-click synchronization with ARCHICAD, Revit, SketchUp Pro, RIKCAD and now Rhino (including Grasshopper), dramatically reducing the amount of time it takes to import data from these software packages.
ARCHICAD users can view the webinar explaining how to use direct linking to import and work with ARCHICAD data in Twinmotion, while a webinar for SketchUp users explains how to use SketchUp direct linking. To learn how to work with vendor assets like Quixel, AXYZ, Turbosquid, and Xfrog, users can watch the Epic webinar on importing and working with external assets in Twinmotion.
Beyond the basics
Once users have mastered the basics, they can tap into a comprehensive knowledge base that covers everything from how to create phased animation to creating PBR materials or virtual reality prototypes.
There is also an active and passionate community of Twinmotion users who have created many of their own videos to help beginners learn the ropes. These cover topics from “how to start rendering” to deep immersions in Twinmotion functions. The official Twinmotion community group on Facebook is a great place to visit for tips and tricks from other users, as well as to take a look at some of the inspiring archives created by the community.
How to get Twinmotion 2020
Twinmotion 2020 is now available for purchase with a special introductory discount of 50% off, with free updates to all new releases until December 31, 2021. As a special thanks to early adopters, those who downloaded the previous release of Twinmotion are automatically entitled to get Twinmotion 2020 for free; users simply need to install it from the Epic Games launcher.
There is also an unlimited time free trial version available for those looking to test the features before buying or working on non-commercial projects, and a free educational version for students and teachers. All options can be seen on the Get Twinmotion page.